disengage

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disengage

[‚dis·ən′gāj]
(engineering)
To break the contact between two objects.
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She had not even a hope of being asked for it, because she was so successful in society that the idea would never occur to anyone that she had remained disengaged till now.
The jailer took the disengaged hand of Oliver; and, whispering him not to be alarmed, looked on without speaking.
Weller disengaged himself from the grasp of the agonised Pickwickian, and, in so doing, administered a considerable impetus to the unhappy Mr.
Once the mold is full, a pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder presses into it from the side to push a portion of the green sand - "a plug" - into the up-sprue of the feeding system to hold the metal within the mold cavity once the furnace and its pressure is disengaged after filling.
When investors were confronted with a market environment they did not anticipate, they quickly disengaged not only from dollar assets but from all investments that rested on a confident view of the future.
Once management and the professional staff have been disengaged, they each must identify and discuss the sources of their dissatisfaction.
Other depressed mothers were emotionally disengaged from their babies, who often cried or otherwise sought maternal responses.
80% of Employees Who Are Dissatisfied with Immediate Supervisor Are Disengaged
The latest percentage is the lowest for 2015 and ties December 2014 as the all-time lowest monthly figure for actively disengaged employees.
managers are themselves engaged, while 51% are not engaged and 14% are actively disengaged.
The Contact Center Association estimates that each disengaged employee costs their company 46 percent of their pay in lost productivity.
I believe that the support has to be there for these young people from the moment they start to struggle, rather than simply trying to play catch-up after they have disengaged or dropped out.